Less than thirty minutes from central Osaka, built on the site of the Japan World Exposition in 1970, the Expo Commemoration Park is a sprawling 260 hectares of tranquil parkland, serene ponds and gardens full to bursting with vibrant flowers and blossom trees.
HEP FIVE in Umeda is a multipurpose commercial complex with more than 170 shops to explore, and its roof houses an Osaka landmark, the HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel. HEP FIVE in Umeda is a multipurpose commercial complex with more than 170 shops to explore, and its roof houses an Osaka landmark, the HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel.
The temple is situated in the middle of Hozenji Yokocho, a narrow, atmospheric alley with small shops and restaurants that provide a little taste of the Osaka of old. The small statue of Fudo Myoo was the only thing in the area that survived the bombings of WWII, but the temple grounds and alleys were soon rebuilt with an eye to retaining the spirit of Naniwa (former name of Osaka).
Isshin-ji (一心寺) is a Pure Land Buddhist temple in Osaka, Japan. Starting in the Meiji period, thirteen images have been formed, each incorporating the ashes of tens of thousands of devotees. The annual burial ceremony on 21 April in turn draws tens of thousands of worshippers.
Kuromon Ichiba Market is an excellent place in Osaka to wander around and to get an edible introduction to the food and culture in Osaka. What I enjoyed most about visiting the market and eating, was not only the food, but also how friendly the entire market was.
The National Museum of Art, Osaka is located on the island of Nakanoshima which lies between two rivers in central Osaka. It is located right beside the Osaka Science Museum and a 6 minute walk from Watanabebashi Station on the Keihan Nakanoshima Line.
Osaka Castle (大坂城 or 大阪城,, Ōsaka-jō) is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan's most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.
Osaka Travel JR Osaka Loop Line 大阪環状線 JR Osaka Loop Line. Japan Rail's loop line in Osaka, like the Yamanote Line in Tokyo is one of the city's main rail transport arteries, connecting with many suburban and inter-city railways, to places such as Kyoto, Kobe, Nara and Nagoya.
Osaka Museum of History is a wonderful facility that provides an in-depth look at local history in a most entertaining and memorable way. The museum which opened in 2003 stands in a tall modernist building across from Osaka Castle and is directly connected to the NHK Broadcast Center.
The Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel is located inside Osaka’s leading leisure spot, the Tempozan Harbor Village. With a height of 112.5 meters and a diameter of more than 100 meters, one full circuit on Japan’s biggest Ferris wheel takes about 17 minutes.
"Tower of the Sun" - A Symbol of Japanese Art in the Expo Park, Osaka. Osaka 2016.06.02. Expo '70 Commemorative Park in Osaka, built in 1970 for World Exposition, is well-known for its symbol statue, the Tower of the Sun (Taiyō no tō). It is definitely a park not to be missed.
Utsubo Park (靱公園, Utsubo-Kōen) is a large public, urban park, situated at Utsubo-Hommachi in Nishi-ku, Osaka, Japan. The park was constructed at the site of a former air field of the United States Army, so the land is a long rectangle shape characteristic of a runway (700m x 150m).